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Comet 103P Hartley

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension8h 0.0m
Declination-2° 42'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth1.219 AU
Last observed magnitude16.1
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-28
Altitude22.6°
Azimuth128° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun135.3°
Ecliptic latitude-13.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.047 AU
Perihelion1.064 AU
(2023-Oct-12)
Aphelion5.887 AU
Period6.48 years
Eccentricity0.693830
Inclination to ecliptic13.6°
Speed relative to Sun24.732 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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